Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

This shot will never win a photo award but this recipe could.  It stole the show on Thanksgiving Day.  I would totally make it again.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.  I wanted to share it with you despite its terrible photo.  We were in a hurry to eat and there was no time for snapping pictures.  Unless I wanted an angry mob.  I highly recommend this creamy and delicious side!

Sweet Potato Casserole
adapted from this recipe at My Recipes/Cooking Light.

4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for about 1 hour or until tender. Let cool to touch; peel and mash sweet potatoes. I did this ahead of time which made it much easier.

Beat mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased casserole dish or an 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle diagonally over casserole in rows 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle alternate rows with marshmallows; bake 10 additional minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Lynda said...

I have a very similar recipe and yes, it's delicious-yum. And yours looks fantastic to me!
I have a problem trying to take pictures of food if my family is waiting to eat, and it's doubly hard during the holidays. So your not alone!

Kathleen said...

Yeah I agree I am just short of being tackled as the food becomes ready!

Iam going to try this and let you know!

Jennifurla said...

Looks lovely, like the stripes on top. Merry Christmas.

Shelly said...

Yum ;) Love the stripes!

Joanne said...

Forget thanksgiving, I might have to make it this week! Can't wait until next year. Looks delicious!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

This looks great. I should try making this with Japanese sweet potatoes and marshmallows from Costco!